Colts Should Offer Rams a Trade

Luke MillerCorrespondent IJanuary 27, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 01:  Bob Sanders #21 of the Indianapolis Colts moves on the field during the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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As with most trade ideas in the NFL, this has about a .0001 percent chance of actually happening, but I thought it could generate some discussion.

The Colts send Anthony Gonzalez, Bob Sanders, second and fifth round draft picks to the Rams for the #1 overall pick.  With the pick, the Colts take Ndamukong Suh.

Why do the Rams make this deal?  It gives them a starting safety opposite Otogwe, a receiver better than any on their current roster, and still allows them to select impact players at the beginning and the end of the second round.  The deal would essentially give them three starting caliber players for Suh.

Why do the Colts make this deal?  Next season is uncapped, and though they would like to be thrift, they no longer have to be.  There are such restrictions on them, that they couldn't add an impact free agent if they wanted to.  They dump the hefty salaries of Sanders and Gonzalez.  All this frees up money to pay Suh. 

Putting a rock like Suh in the middle of the defensive line on first and second down means that the speed of the defense would be even further protected.  Suh would eat up two blockers on every play, run or pass.  It just improves everyone on the defense. 

For a team like the Colts, with no real holes to fill in the draft, they shouldn't mind giving up a couple picks, and in this scenario, would still be able to pick at the end of the first round as well.

Should the Rams decide that they want a QB first overall, The Colts could work the same deal with the Lions at the number two pick overall, and save a little more money.